Friday, April 25, 2008


please review these links to see the kinds of positive responses we got from our campus community. It is also great publicity and exposure.

Congratulations and Gratitude is extended to all of the SOSA Members who devoted so much time and energy to make this all possible. You have plenty to be proud of. Be proud about the fact that you are not only helping this generation to see the inconvenient truth but, by trickle effect, all subsequent generations. We are making our own history!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008


Whether you are making a poster or a panflet or just want to stick this up in your room, here is the SOSA Official Logo in high res.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Looking forward to NACUBO ...

Four of our SOSA members have been selected as the representatives of Philadelphia University at the NACUBO Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Businesses and College Campuses. We will be going to collect and share new ideas about Sustainable Development. We will be conducting a webcast through this blog.

Be sure to tune in from March 31-April 2!

Minutes for SOSA meeting on 3/25/08 at 11 A.M.

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting. It was nice to see some new faces as well! A warm welcome goes out to all of those new members who have decided to improve the condition of our local environment and, indirectly, the our planet.

In our previous 2 meetings we were brainstorming and gathering ideas and problem solving. We arrived at some pretty solid solutions and have decided to commit to several initiatives rather than a fair, per say. Volunteers have taken up leadership positions for each initiative that we have created.

The list of initiatives, their leaders and contributing members are listed below. If you would like to be officially listed as a member of any of these initiatives or would like to be switched please contact me by e-mail,

Leader: Liz Cozzi
Viktoria Unger
Dawn Rulli

Leader: Don Cowan
Ted Layton
Kyle Ramey
Eric Magenheimer
Chris Didra
Crystal Russel
Devon Goryer
Drew Cerjanic

Leader: Jamie Merlino
Kyle Gronostajski

Leader: Ted Layton


Thank you to Don, Kyle, Eric, Chris, Crystal, Devon and Drew for volunteering for this especially profound sustainable initiative. Your expertise will prove to be valuable in this task. We have no time to waste debating our personal tastes and deciding the proper message to convey or the types of materials and processes used.

I have attached an image that I would like you to refer to as a I describe what I propose as a plan for what we can construct at virtually no cost and with little time. The picture is one that i took with my picture phone of an art installation that was exhibited at First Friday not too long ago. Felt pieces were cut to size, stacked on a pole and arranged to look like a dense forest. I think we can design an installation of a similar scale with the same type of imagery. By this low cost and quick building process, We can create a forest full of "recycled trees" to visually demonstrate the direct impact our own trash has on the local environment. In order to properly communicate this message we must use ONLY RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS, from ON CAMPUS RECYCLE BINS. We can mash them in a 2 ton press at Smith House and pierce them with a drill at A&D. We can slide the mashed pieces onto a conduit pole that has been bent into a "tree trunk" and branch forms.

Please get back to me with your thoughts on this idea at your next greatest convenience. I would be happy to make some changes, but I believe this plan to be exactly what we could do to make an installation that would grow over time and by the Spring Fling be an impressive series of structures.

Getting greener all the time,

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another helpful resource for our Initiatives!

The Sustainable Business Network applies Sustainable practices to every part of the business world, from the efficient use of heating and recycling of documents in the office to fair trade and low waste marketing strategies in the field.

FAU's Enviro Club Synchronizing Efforts with Awareness Day!